Incident Summary:

03/08/2017: Assailants poisoned students and teachers at Sayed Barkatullah girls' school in Qurghan, Faryab, Afghanistan. At least 81 students and three teachers were poisoned as a result of the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703080039

When:
2017-03-08

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Faryab

City:
Qurghan district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Sayed Barkatullah Girls' School
Specific Description School
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Chemical Poisoning
Weapon Details
Poison was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 84 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 84
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"March 8: Above 80 Faryab Schoolgirls ‘Poisoned’," Daily Outlook, March 8, 2017."